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Amazon Stops Selling Digital SimCity has suspended sales of the downloadable version of SimCity due to connectivity issues with the game. The page carries the following note: "Many customers are having issues connecting to the "SimCity" servers. EA is actively working to resolve these issues, but at this time we do not know when the issue will be fixed. Please visit for more information." This note is also on the page for the boxed version, but this remains available for purchase. EA has announced they are adding servers to address connectivity and authentication issues that have plagued the game since launch, and the downloadable version currently has a one-star rating on Amazon based on 929 customer reviews. Thanks Ant via via Slashdot.

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7. Re: Amazon Stops Selling Digital SimCity Mar 7, 2013, 17:42 Creston
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 7, 2013, 17:29:
let me tell you, simulation wise this is stunning.

That's not the idea I get from multiple reviews (in progress) that I've read. Apparently everything works fine up to 150K or so, and then it either goes into a stupid "People leave, economy goes down, space opens up, people come in, economy goes back up, people get mad, people leave, economy goes down" loop, or it just starts randomly making things not work (casinos completely stop bringing in money; sewage plants stop working altogether), reporting problems that aren't there (You have no water! You have no sewage capacity! when in fact said person has both plenty)...

And then there's the brilliant firetrucks. 3 houses are on fire on the same road. 3 fire trucks are dispatched. The first firetruck stops at the first house on fire. Firetrucks 2 and 3 are now stuck behind firetruck 1 and can't get to houses 2 and 3, which burn down.

Feel free to call it whatever you want, but I wouldn't call that "stunning."

I'd call it "broken."

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